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    Community Concepts - Sons of Baseball Foundation
by Eric Wallace and Tim Muma - Feb, 2014
Created by a small group of people that share a passion for baseball, the Sons of Baseball Foundation strives to bring the joy of baseball to the lives of children with disabilities and children battling life threatening medical conditions. President Eric Wallace joins Tim Muma to discuss how it all got started, how their organization helps these children, and what companies can do to contribute or even participate. Communi...
 
    Community Concepts - Putting Diverse Abilities to Work
by Joe Hapka and Azure Mahara - Sep, 2012
In this episode of Community Concepts, host Azure Mahara and guest Joe Hapka will talk about how employers can make a difference in their community and how they can help adults with disabilities secure jobs. Among the topics discussed are misconceptions employers might have about hiring people with disabilities. Community Concepts invites you to explore the organizations in your community and learn about their practic...
 
    Community Concepts - Helping You Build a Stronger Future
by Kaye Krenzke, Azure Mahara and Roderick Ritcherson - Sep, 2012
Many circumstances can limit individuals and families from gaining economic self-sufficiency. However, there is hope because in most communities there are agencies and programs that can help. These programs can assist you if you have a lack of education, limited English-speaking proficiency, a not so perfect work history, or a physical or mental challenge. In this episode of Community Concepts, host Azure Mahara will interv...
 
  OFCCP focus on Covered Veterans and Individuals
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2011
The OFCCP has a new Director, an increased budget and a renewed focus on enforcement of federal contractors’ affirmative action requirements for Covered Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. So, it's time to make sure that you are doing all that is required—and all that you can. It's time to check: •Your VETS-100/VETS-100A report filing •Your job postings with the State Employment Agency •Your written Affirmativ...
 
  OFCCP Proposes Revisions to Scheduling Letter
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - May, 2011
On May 12th, OFCCP published in the Federal Register its proposed changes to the Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. Below is the OFCCP’s description and justification of the proposed changes: “OFCCP has revised the Scheduling Letter and its Itemized Listing. These revisions will reduce overall burden hours on contractors and enhance OFCCP’s desk audit and data analysis abilities. The revisions in the body of the S...
 
  OFCCP Regulatory Agenda Webchat Highlights
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - May, 2011
In December 2010, the OFCCP’s Fall 2010 regulatory agenda was published in the Federal Register and in an effort to promote contractor feedback, Patricia Shiu hosted a live webchat Friday, January 7th, 2011. Below are a few highlights. Compensation Data Collection Tool/Rescission of 2006 Compensation Guidance •OFCCP will continue to follow Title VII principles in investigating and analyzing compensation discrimination •O...
 
  Accident Turned Reeve into a Super Man
by Dave Murphy - Nov, 2004
Ten years ago, Christopher Reeve was best known as Superman, but Reeve and everyone else knew that he was merely a good actor portraying a character — that Reeve was a normal man, not a hero. All that changed, of course, when Reeve broke his neck in May 1995 after being thrown from a horse. He was paralyzed from the neck down, and had to fight off feelings of depression and thoughts of suicide. The accident left him as a...
 
  Good Grief: Is It Mourning or Is It Depression? (Part 1 of 2)
by Mark Gorkin - Mar, 2004
As a training contractor for Fairfax County Government (in Northern Virginia; home of America Online and the "Software Valley") I’ve been leading bimonthly "Dealing with Stress, Loss and Change through Humor" and "Managing Anger and Conflict" workshops. Over the last two years, I’ve interacted with hundreds and hundreds of individuals who have been terminated, downsized and outsourced. Some of these folks have been dislodged...
 
  Stressful Contexts for Turning Grief into Depression (Part 2 of 2)
by Mark Gorkin - Mar, 2004
Part I of this series, "Good Grief: Is it Mourning or Is It Depression?" examined the fine line and conceptual confusions between grief and mood disorder. The essay also outlined the stages of grief. In the past two years, based on my workshops with reorganized and unemployed professionals in career transition, here are seven bio-psychosocial dynamics and role contexts that may help differentiate natural grief from morbid...
 
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